Washington Federal Inc. Sets New 1-Year High at $24.15 (WAFD)
Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) set a new 52-week high during trading on Friday, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. The stock traded as high as $24.15 and last traded at $24.00, with a volume of 323,139 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.11.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on WAFD shares. Analysts at Sterne Agee upgraded shares of Washington Federal from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Friday. They now have a $26.50 price target on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Washington Federal from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 19th. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.60.
Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.05. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.33 earnings per share.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 3rd will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 31st.
Washington Federal, Inc is a non-diversified unitary savings and loan holding company, which conducts its operations through a federally-insured savings association subsidiary, Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD).
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